Appeal for school governors

Become a school governor in your local area and make a positive impact to the community and the education of young people.

The Sustainability Service is working with Governors for Schools to increase the number of staff and alumni serving as school governors across Leeds and the wider region. Governors play a key role in raising school standards, monitoring performance and making important decisions covering issues such as policy making, site management, budget and curriculum.

The programme has been developed as part of the University’s commitment to widening participation and to positively contribute to the city by providing support to existing and prospective school governors. This includes helping alumni and staff interested in school governance to find vacancies, as well as providing training and networking opportunities for those involved.

Bodies with current vacancies include:

  • Rishworth School – near Halifax
  • Prince Henry’s Grammar School – Otley (Foundation Governor)
  • De Lacy Academy – Knottingley
  • Oglethorpe and Dawson Education Foundation – this Foundation administers the residue of bequests left by the Founders of Tadcaster Grammar School to assist the training of its pupils in areas not covered by the local authority. The Foundation meets twice a year for about an hour.
  • Normanton Freeston Foundation – provides education and training to children and young people in the Wakefield area. It also makes grants to individuals and organisations to provide and support educational services.

Contact Helen Pickersgill to register your interest.

See the Sustainability website to learn more about the programme. 

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